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Secure Residential Youth Practitioner

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

The advert will remain open, and regular shortlisting will take place.

In addition to basic salary staff receive regular payments for working overnight sleep-in shifts.

For an informal discussion, please contact Scott Lipa on 07740 517203 or Karen Carty on 07725 496656.

Opportunities for Secure Residential Youth Practitioners to work at Lansdowne Secure Children’s Home based in Hailsham. Lansdowne is a welfare only secure children’s home caring for some of the most vulnerable and at risk children from across the U.K. We need both experienced workers and workers who have transferable skills who are able to deliver high quality care to meet the physical, emotional and developmental needs of this group of children. Currently rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, they noted that ‘for children moving into the home, placing authorities have been equally positive about the planning, communication and the quality of care the children are receiving in the home’.

So, if you are passionate, resilient, nurturing and committed to working with adolescent children and making a difference then we want to hear from you. You will have experience of working directly with children and can demonstrate a good understanding of childcare and child development, with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Our children can be challenging and we require staff who understand trauma and can work with a nurturing approach with the ability to listen to the child and act on their behalf.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team from a diversity of backgrounds who reflect the diversity of the children that we care for. We are currently under represented by male staff and would welcome applications from male candidates. The successful candidates will be expected to complete QCF Level 3 in Residential Childcare within 2 years and they will have access to an excellent training package and professional supervision, as well as a career pathway as opportunities arise.

The post includes the expectation of shift work, weekend working and occasional overnight sleep-ins for which additional payments will apply.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/109822/17870

  • Number of positions
  • 5

  • Location
  • Hailsham

  • Salary
  • £24,011 to £29,048 per annum (includes increments for weekend working)

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Children Services

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Childcare